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The 2022 Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) will host its annual conference this fall as another virtual conference from Thursday, October 20-Saturday, October 22 in a similar structure to last year (Thursday evening, Friday late afternoon, Saturday morning).We are looking forward to another engaging and rewarding conference for new and seasoned members alike. We are seeking proposals for panels and presentations for this year’s conference.
NEPCA prides itself on holding conferences that emphasize sharing ideas in a non-competitive and supportive environment. We welcome proposals from graduate students, junior faculty, and senior scholars. NEPCA conferences offer intimate and nurturing sessions in which new ideas and works-in-progress can be aired, as well as completed projects.
The area of Folklore, Belief and Religion in Popular Culture offers a wide net to examine the intersection of religion/ myth/fairy tale/ folklore in popular American and global culture. “Religion” here is not limited to institutionalized expressions or formal practices but also encompasses the interface with popular culture of religion as a range of beliefs and practices, identities and narratives that also find expression in performances and performative spaces (theater), in forms of music, art, dance, and film. Myth, Fairy Tale and Folklore are similarly expansive concepts and, like Religion, cut across geographical and chronological boundaries. Papers may be drawn from a range of disciplines and methodologies and papers that express new conceptualizations of the area themes are also welcome.
The call will be open until August 1, 2022. You can submit your proposal at this link, which will ask the following questions about your proposal:
- Proposal Type (Single Presentation or Panel)
- Subject Area
- Working Title
- Academic Affiliation (if any)
- Abstract (250 words)
- Short bio (50-200 words)
If you have any questions about the area, reach out to the area Chair, June-Ann Greeley at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions about the conference, please reach out Lance Eaton, the Executive Secretary (email@example.com).
Area Chair, Folklore, Belief and Religion